Bastrop hopes to benefit from the future Tesla Gigafactory

21 Aug 2020

BASTROP COUNTY, Texas — Tesla announced it would build a massive Gigafactory in southeastern Travis County back in July, bringing 5,000 new jobs to the area. 

The factory itself is just a dozen miles from the Bastrop County line, which got the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation thinking. 

"Putting the wheels in motion for how to capitalize on Tesla for coming to that area – it’s in our backyard and we’re excited to see how many vendors and manufacturers and direct and indirect development we can bring into the county ETJ and the city limits from this factory," said Cameron Cox, the CEO of the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation (EDC).

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